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Alectryon (s) (noun)
In Greek mythology, a youth changed by Ares into a rooster.

Alectryon was a Greek youth. One night, while "sleeping" with Aphrodite, Ares stationed Alectryon by the bedroom door to warn them about the coming of the sun (Helios); however, Alectryon fell asleep, and Helios walked in on the couple. Ares was so enraged that he turned Alectryon into a rooster, who must forever announce the approach of the sun in the morning.

And, from out a neighboring farmyard,
Loud the cock Alectryon crowed.
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